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PM Albanese on 61 per cent satisfaction rating: Newspoll

The first Newspoll to be conducted since the election of the Labor federal government holds good news for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

August 1, 2022
By AAP
1 August 2022

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is off to a strong start in the first Newspoll since Labor won the May federal election.

His voter satisfaction rating is at 61 per cent, the poll published in The Australian on Monday shows.

This is the highest number recorded for the first Newspoll for a new prime minister, since the satisfaction measure began being tallied in 1985.

Mr Albanese is also ahead on the preferred prime minister measure, at 59 per cent versus 25 per cent for Opposition Leader Peter Dutton.

On a two-party preferred basis, Labor is ahead at 56 per cent compared to 44 per cent for the coalition.

Labor’s primary vote has lifted to 37 per cent, from 32.6 per cent at the May 21 election, against 33 per cent for the coalition.

The Greens are on 12 per cent, while the teal  independents are on 10 per cent.

The Newspoll of 1508 voters was conducted between July 27-30.

The federal parliament is due to sit on Monday.

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